CBL lists Mbamalu, Denose, other top players for today’s All Stars game
Ikenna Bryant Mbamalu of Lagos Warriors and Harrison Denose of Abidjan Raiders are among the top players listed to star for the West in the Continental Basketball League (CBL) All Stars game, which will hold at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos today.
The introduction of the All Stars game to the public was one of the major highlights of the closing events for the Continental Basketball League in Yaoundé.
The ceremony done at the break in the furious game between hosts Yaoundé Giants and Libreville Izobe Giants saw Ayo Bakare of the Eko Kings and his former player, Godwin Owinje picked to coach the West Team. The game will start from 4.00 p.m.
Other players in the West team are Mark Hill (Eko Kings), Kelechi Anunna (Kings), Tom Bush Wamuokota (Kings) and Mohammed Ewida also of the Kings. There is also Didier Eric Tape (Raiders), Thomas George (Kings), Serge Asserlain Pohohoolu (Raiders) and Lorenzo Wakefield Ellison of the Warriors.
On a night of heavy rains and dark clouds, the Stars list for the Central Team are Jordln Mayes (Lagos City Stars), Jaquatte Anthony McDonald (Libreville Izobe Dragons), Johnson Esters (Yaoundé Giants), Thierry Bogmis, Chukwudalu Egbejiogu (City Stars), Lin Francis Kogbangoye, Jared Grady and Livann Obame Obame (Dragons). The other two stars are Ian Carter (Giants) and Pieter Prinsloo (City Stars). They will be managed by Godfrey Dosseh (Raiders) and Pepouna Munyutu Souleymane of the Giants.
Before the All-Stars game, the players participated in the Slam Dunk and Three-pointer contest yesterday at the same venue.
The CBL train moved back to Lagos on Thursday with all the players and officials of the six teams arriving at the Murtala Muhammed Airport aboard a chartered ASky airline flight. The contingent left Lagos last Sunday for Yaoundé, Cameroun where five games were played over three days.